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Brian McNutt killed in police chase in Pasadena

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UPDATE (4:16 a.m., Friday, Oct. 7): Maryland State Police have identified the driver who was killed Wednesday during a police chase on Route 100 in Pasadena.

Authorities say 50-year-old Brian McNutt, of Glen Burnie, died when his pickup truck crashed into a tree.

McNutt crashed after refusing to stop when a state trooper tried to pull him over for speeding, police say. His driver’s license was revoked in Maryland since at least 2008.

Police believe McNutt was not the owner of the truck he was driving. He apparently borrowed it Wednesday afternoon. 

ORIGINAL STORY: A man is dead after he crashed a truck during a police pursuit in Pasadena, Maryland State Police say.

The truck crashed shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Route 100 at Catherine Avenue. The man was speeding and driving erratically, police said in a news release Wednesday night. Police say a Trooper attempted to pull him over, but the man refused to stop. Moments later, he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a tree.

Police have not been able to determine the man’s identity, but said he was a white adult male. They believe the car was stolen – the deceased was not the registered owner of the car.

The man’s body has been taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy. The Trooper was not hurt.

 

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